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The Great Temples of Lord Hanuman

 There are numerous temples for Hanuman, and his images are usually installed at all temples where images of avataras of Vishnu are installed. Sri Panchamukha Anjaneya Swami was the main deity of Sri Raghavendra Swami. The place where he meditated on this five-faced form of Hanuman is now known as Panchamukhi, wherein a temple for him has been built. There is also a shrine for Panchamukha Anjaneya Swami at Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu, India. A 40 feet tall monolithic green granite murti of Sri Panchamukha Hanuman has been installed in Thiruvallur, also in Tamil Nadu. This place was known as Rudravanam in olden times when many saints and seers had blessed this place with their presence. The Panchamukha Hanuman Ashram itself was established by a saint called Venkatesa Battar.

Every Face of Sri Panchamukha Hanuman has a significance —

Sri Hanuman faces east. He grants purity of mind and success.
The Narasimha faces south. He grants victory and fearlesness.
The west facing Garuda removes black magic and poisons.
The north facing Varaha, showers prosperity,wealth.
The Hayagriva mukha faces the Sky. But since we cannot see it, it is usually tilted and shown above Hanuman's face. Hayagriva gives Knowledge and good children.
A temple to Hanuman near Nuwara Eliya[1] in Sri Lanka

 

Sri Viswaroopa Panchamukha AnjaneyaSwami at Tiruvallur

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